This training will help develop familiarity with high risk factors for vision and hearing loss in young children. Participants will learn to use a parent interview, developmental skills checklist, observation to identify children at risk for sensory loss and how to make appropriate referrals for diagnostic follow up. Topics to be covered:
- using the Three-Pronged Approach screening tool
- screening hearing using otoacoustic emissions (OAE) equipment
- eligibility criteria for infants and toddlers for services through the Washington Deaf-Blind Project.